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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

absolutely lovely service. it is THE ideal ryokan experience in kyoto. only thing is that i would have liked to stay in a more bustling area (like gion) and ryokans like hatanaka might be better for people looking for something like that. regardless, the service was impeccable and the dinner menu was extensive and expansive. all in all-- had a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is Japan hospitality at its best!!! We spent 3 nights in August 2016 in a new wing room. The ryokan represents all the tradition and charm of the old inns with spotless and attentive service. The room was spacious with a wonderful bathroom and a deep cypress tub to soak away all the sightseeing that Kyoto requires!!! Our room... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent three weeks in Japan and did a number of Ryokan. Hiiragiya may not be the most modern one, but the souvenir of the kindness of the room attendant (and more generally of the entire personnel) will sure last forever.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Japan for my 50th Birthday. To stayed at Hiiragiya was the best experience we had during our 10 days in Japan. The service was incredible, the food was delicious, the bedroom was big and comfortable. This is the place to stay when you are visiting Kyoto.

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Birminghan,Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

This is wonderful! We have stayed here twice and everything was perfection. The women who greet you will make your stay perfect. The dinner and sake were wonderful. Yes it is so expensive but if you can splurge then it is worth it. It is a great location, close to the covered market.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2016

To inexperienced western eyes the simple and humble exterior belies the depth of simple beauty inside. On my first visit years ago I did not know what to expect or do and realised my mistake. Arrive as close as possible to the 3pm check-in time and do not plan to leave until the next morning unless staying for more than... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

Behind a simple facade lies the secrets to Japanese life style. The service, the tatami rooms, the traditional wooden bath all makes this place the best ryokan in Kyoto. We were also vert impressed with the dining hall which gives you the impression that it floats over the garden. Stay here if you can get a reservation!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

Having just come from the Ritz Carlton Kyoto (the BEST in town hotel in Kyoto) with its modern luxuries and outstanding service I was having regrets booking a ryokan for our second night. However staying in a ryokan is a must do experience when in Japan, the Hiiragiya staff were very courteous and welcoming despite English not being widely spoken.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

A unique experience of Japanese ryokan, truly as if we've come home. Ayumi san has taken good care of us in every aspect. The smile always on her face was nice and warm. She patiently showed us some other rooms when we asked if we could take a look at the views. Even though sometimes she didn't know how to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

This Ryokan is so charming. Old japanese style, renovated rooms or older ones, but with a clear view of maintaining the old traditions. We stayed 2 nights and had 2 different rooms - one in the older part and one renewed. Both were just fantastic. The hot water tubs are nice, sleeping on the Tatami mats a nice experience as... More 

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City Center
No district of Kyoto is quite as representative of its blended nature as the City Center. By day, the covered shopping arcades along Kawaramachi and Shijo Street bring deal hunters and fashionistas out in droves to peruse the clothing, accessories, gifts, and home goods offerings. When it grows dark, the City Center is a hip spot for nightlife, alive with bars and clubs. A trendy culinary scene and an abundance of local watering holes give the Center its youthful vibrancy. In contrast, the quieter areas of the City Center seem a world away, shielded from noise by the foliage of the public gardens and zen spaces surrounding the area's shrines, castles, and the Imperial Palace. These ancient and sacred spots are seamlessly folded into the scenery, providing a respite from the energy of the city, but close enough to put you directly back onto the pulse of the city when you're ready.
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Address: 277 Nakahakusancho, Huyacho Anekoji-agaru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8094, Kyoto Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > City Center
Price Range: $604 - $1,729 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Hiiragiya 5*
Number of rooms: 28
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Hiiragiya Hotel Kyoto
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#2 Luxury Hotel in Kyoto
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Kyoto
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